Robbery suspects on the loose after crashing getaway car into a police cruiser

BIRMINGHAM, Ala(WIAT): A Birmingham Police cruiser collided with a getaway vehicle after an attempted robbery at a bank. Two patrolling officers came across a robbery in progress at a bank on the intersection of Parkway East & Roebuck Drive, says Sgt. Demus Smith.

Smith says the 2 suspects saw the police, took the robbery victim’s car but wrecked just up the road on Roebuck Drive. Both suspects got away on foot.

There were minor damages to the police cruiser. No one was injured and no property was taken from the victim.

“The officers were out doing their job and got lucky with this one,” says Smith.

Going into the final week before Christmas, Sgt. Smith leaves one message, “Be mindful of your surroundings when you’re out this holiday season, don’t leave anything valuable in view inside your vehicle and if you’re at an ATM and see someone hanging around with no reason to be there, go somewhere else.”

WIAT has a crew on the scene and will update as more information becomes available.

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